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Turkey Hunting Seasons

2021-2022 Wild Turkey Seasons and Bag Limits

Season Dates Seasonal Bag Limit Daily Bag Limit
Fall Wild Turkey
(bow and arrow, crossbow or shotgun)
Wildlife Management Districts 15-17, 20-25
September 20, 2021 - November 6, 2021
5 Wild Turkeys, either sex, any age* No more than two wild turkeys may be harvested per permit holder per day, but cannot exceed the WMD bag limit.
Wildlife Management District 26
September 20, 2021 - November 6, 2021
3 Wild Turkeys, either sex, any age*
Wildlife Management District 28
September 20, 2021 - November 6, 2021
2 Wild Turkeys, either sex, any age*
Wildlife Management Districts 6, 10-13, 18, 19, 27, and 29

September 20, 2021 - November 6, 2021
1 Wild Turkey, either sex, any age*
Wildlife Management Districts 1-5, 7-9, 14 Closed to taking of Wild Turkeys
Youth Fall Wild Turkey Day
September 18, 2021
May take up to 2 Wild Turkeys of any sex or age, without exceeding a WMD bag limit that has a 1-bird limit.
*May take up to five wild turkeys for the fall
season, but cannot exceed an individual WMD bag limit, the order in
which they are taken does not matter.
Spring Wild Turkey
(bow and arrow, crossbow or shotgun)
Wildlife Management Districts 7, 9-29
All hunters: May 2, 2022 - June 4, 2022
2 bearded Wild Turkeys**
Wildlife Management Districts 1-6 and 8
All hunters: May 2, 2022 - June 4, 2022
1 bearded Wild Turkey**
Youth Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Day
April 30, 2022
May take up to 2 bearded Wild Turkeys from WMDs that have a 2-bird limit.
**May take up to 2 turkeys for the spring season,
but an individual WMD bag limit cannot be exceeded. The order in which
they are taken does not matter.

See Laws Pertaining to Hunting Equipment for information on the use of crossbows.